Tamil Nadu: 73 hospitalized after taking 'prasadam' in temple
As many as 73 people including six children and 14 women took ill after consuming "prasadam" at a temple in the Cuddalore city in TN today. The devotees took Sambar rice offered at Amman temple in V Sathamangalam village as part of a festival. Soon after, they complained of giddiness and vomiting and were taken to the government hospital at Virudachalam. Here's more.
Devotees allege that a dead lizard was found in food
Meanwhile, the devotees alleged that a dead lizard was found in the rice served to them. Virudachalam Revenue Divisional Officer S Chandra visited the hospital. A case has been registered and an investigation is on, police said. On April 5, two women, who were among the 30 people hospitalized after taking temple "prasadam" in Coimbatore district, had died.